Jasprit Bumrah Creates History by Becoming the First Indian Bowler to be Ranked No.1 in the ICC Test Rankings

Jasprit Bumrah

Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah continued to scale new heights

Vishal Singh Feb. 8, 2024

Another milestone for Bumrah -

The ICC, announced on February 7 that Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah had taken the top spot in the Test bowling rankings for the first time.

With this, Bumrah has made history by being the first bowler to be ranked No.1 in all three formats. Although Bumrah was ranked first among bowlers in one-day internationals (ODIs) by the Indian Cricket Council earlier on July 17, 2022, he is currently placed sixth. He also won the top spot in the T20 format, however he is presently ranked 89th.

Because of his outstanding performance (9/91) in the second Test in Visakhapatnam, where team India defeated England by 106 runs to tie the series, Bumrah has risen to the top of the Test bowling rankings.

Jasprit Bumrah's place as the best fast bowler in the world is confirmed following news that the India quick has claimed the No.1 spot on the latest ICC Men's Test Bowler rankings
~ICC said in a release

The Indian pacer overtook his teammate Ravichandran Ashwin at the top of the bowler's rankings after moving up three spots.

In the most recent Test bowling rankings, Ashwin—who claimed three wickets for India in that same game—fell two spots down to third. He is now behind both Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada of South Africa.

Bumrah never held the top spot, even though he had previously set a record with 10 five-wicket hauls for his nation from 34 Test match outings. After these outstanding performances, he was still on the 3rd position.

India's first pacer to set this record -

Bumrah is the first pacer and just the fourth player from India to lead the bowling charts, with the only other players to have done so being Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Bishan Bedi, according to ICC data.

Based on stats, Bumrah's most recent "sixfer" was his third-best bowling figure in his Test cricket world. Bumrah now has 155 Test wickets under his belt as a result of this he also became the fastest Indian bowler to clinch this milestone. His greatest scores before this were 6/27 against the West Indies in 2019 and 6/33 against Australia in 2018.

In addition, he is the second-fastest Asian to reach the 150th wicket, only behind Waqar Younis, the former pacer from Pakistan, who did so in 27 Test matches. In 34 Tests, Bumrah has secured this position.